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Silver Oak (Silk Oak), Shoji Inspired Sideboard

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#1 posted 1300 days ago

Nice piece!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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Chris P.

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#2 posted 1300 days ago

This is really a fine-looking piece of craftsmanship. Kudos!

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#3 posted 1300 days ago

Wow! That is one fine piece of furniture. Love your choice of wood. Very nice design. Excellent craftsmanship. Welcome to LJS

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#4 posted 1300 days ago

Wonderful craftsmanship and beautiful lines. The oak is gorgeous, well done

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#5 posted 1300 days ago

Oh i like it very much, great craftsmanship, well done!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#6 posted 1300 days ago

I read your profile page, and, based on this project, it doesn’t look to me like you need much in the way of guidance!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 1300 days ago

Wow! She’s really spectacular. I love the overall balance and perfectly flaired legs.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 1300 days ago

beautiful work. that oak has tremendous figure – the ray fleck looks almost like cherry. Id love to see close ups!

is the back papered like the front? also why did you choose to use solid sides – and are the sides paneled or are the slats overlayed for decoration only? finally, how about the inside – are there any shelves, etc? we need more pics! :-)

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#9 posted 1300 days ago

Lovely piece of furniture. Nice job on the grain.

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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#10 posted 1300 days ago

Really nice looking piece!

-- Jeff,

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#11 posted 1300 days ago

Thank you all for the lovely compliments.
AaronK- The back is not papered like the front. I used veneered ply for the back panel.
I chose to do solid sides because I wanted something more substantial for the carcass and i liked the look of the faux shoji. The overlayed slats are for decoration only, to carry around the horizontal lines I have on the doors. There is one shelf on the inside. Thanks for you interest!

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#12 posted 1300 days ago

wow ….

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#13 posted 1300 days ago

Hi Wahine
Welcome to Ljs we thrive on new members particularly artisans such as yourself. This sideboard has it all great balance ,beautiful design ,great materials all wonderfully crafted ,great build . We all look forward to more of your work.

-- Custom furniture

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 1299 days ago

Beautiful Sideboard! I really like the wood grain. Weclome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 1299 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s Wahine, you will love it here, although it is addicting…....

This is just beautiful in everyway, I love the grain in the wood, the color and especially the shoji design.
I can’t wait to see more of your projects as they are completed.

Thanks for sharing!

I also agree with Charlie, from the looks of this project, as well as the chair you are sitting on, I don’t think you need much guidance at all !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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